Learn About the Disability and Health Data System (DHDS)
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DHDS now includes BRFSS data from 2016 to 2021!
BRFSS data from 2021 were analyzed and added to Disability and Health Data System (DHDS). DHDS includes estimates for six functional types of disability (cognitive, hearing, mobility, vision, self-care, and independent living) and 28 demographic and health indicators.
Florida was unable to collect BRFSS data over enough months to meet the minimum requirements for inclusion in the 2021 annual aggregate data set; therefore, 2021 DHDS has no report on all DHDS indicators from Florida.
The definitions of eight DHDS indicators are updated according to changes in the wording of 2021 BRFSS questions: Currently Use E-cigarettes, Have a Personal Doctor, Have Health Care Coverage, Could Not See a Doctor Due to Cost in Past 12 Months, Ever Had High Blood Pressure, Ever had high Cholesterol, Ever Had Arthritis, Ever Had COPD (CDC – 2021 BRFSS Survey Data and Documentation).
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